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Sep 12, 2012 1:00pm EDT
? mr. ellison: i have an amendment at the desk. the clerk: amendment number 3 printed in part b of house report 112-660 offered by mr. ellison of minnesota. the chair: pursuant to house resolution 773, the gentleman from minnesota, mr. ellison, and a member opposed each will control five minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from minnesota. mr. ellison: thank you, mr. chair. i rise to present an amendment that would require that as these exchanges go forward, that they would have to be done in a manner that does not hurt private property interests. there's no doubt that when the exchanges are affected, people in the forest areas who will acquire them will be looking to mine them and log them and things like that. but the fact remains that there are other legitimate private property interests there and these private property interests should be rected -- protected. the bill introduced by my colleague from minnesota, representative cravaack, has no protection for areas for high ecological and recreational value. risk the livelihood of small businesses that rely on the recreatio
Sep 12, 2012 10:00am EDT
. ellison. mr. ellison: i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from florida, mr. ross, is recognized for one minute. mr. ross: thank you, mr. speaker. i wanted to take a brief moment to thank -- say thank you to today's chaplain. i would also like to thank the speaker for making this possible. the indcation today was given by reverend matthew mellow from my hometown of lakeland, florida. in 1963 my mother and father helped found the church father mellow calls home and like my parents, father mellow is a geographic mutt. born in new jersey, atended grade school in puerto rico, went to high school in florida, attended seminary in indiana and studied theeologist in chicago. we don't know if he's a yankees fan, a cubs fan or a white sox fan. but since 1998 father mellow has been a constant and reassuring presence in the spiritual life of countless residents of my hometown and my family. his pres
Sep 13, 2012 5:00pm EDT
gentleman from minnesota, mr. ellison, is recognized for 60 minutes as the designee of the minority leader. the gentleman is recognized for 60 minutes. the house will stand at ease. mr. ellison: mr. speaker, my name is keith ellison, i'm co-chair of the progressive caucus. tonight i come before the people on the floor of the house of representatives to discuss important issues facing our economy and the huge challenges that our nation is facing, particularly with regard to the events that are going to take shape right after the election. the progressive caucus has come together, mr. speaker, and fought very -- thought very carefully about what a deal would look like and should look like. i want to talk about that tonight. i want to go into what we call the deal for all and to elaborate on some of the complexities that our -- that are facing our country and how this is a time when we really need to focus on the real core of what's important to make sure that as all these fiscal matters come together, that the united states and the people of america, particularly the working people, c
Sep 9, 2012 11:15pm EDT
people the wrong way. ellison and mr. wright, especially. he really hated the guy. and this is a kind of one-sided argument, unfortunately, part of the problem with doing this project was that ottley seems to have burned every piece of correspondence that he ever wrote. there are no papers outside of the small box at the college. you kind of have to rely on what other people are saying about him. and ellison and mr. wright took great glee in writing terrible things about him back and forth, as if they were passing notes in class. it was really the conservatives in congress that disliked ottley the most because of his connections with the fwd. in 1939, the harlem branch came under the scrutiny of congressman martin dees and his un-american activities committee in the house. he found himself soon without a job. as a side note to this, certainly his management style was brisk. he tended to play his cards close to the vest. there was no transparency in his decision-making. he was very interesting in the way he dealt with talented writers and artists are that i think one of the things that
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